Government bureaus and departments will notify hosts in advance that officials will not consume shark fin, bluefin tuna, black moss
and related food items.
The 74-year-old man feared for his life after he became trapped at Black Moss
Nature Reserve in Armadale, West Lothian.
Their latest work, The Black Moss
, finds Ben Sadler and Phillip Duckworth exhibiting at the Ikon Gallery.
The dishes vary by family and by region, though most will eat noodles, dumplings, chicken and black moss
seaweed as symbols of long life and wealth.
On New Year's Day, the Chinese family wanting to observe the traditions will still eat a vegetarian dish called ''jai,'' containing root or fibrous vegetables, to which many people attribute various superstitious aspects: lotus seed -- having many male offspring; ginkgo nut -- represents silver ingots; black moss
seaweed -- a homonym for exceeding wealth; dried bean curd -- another homonym for fulfillment of wealth and happiness; Bamboo shoots -- sounds like ''wishing that everything would be well.
The black moss
spread its velvet across the bare bricks, which submitted uncomplainingly to the stroking of a relentless shadow.
Hamish (inset), a 10-month-old brown and white brocker spaniel that lived in Marsden and Slaithwaite was discovered on Sunday evening in a hidden hole east of a path between Black Moss
and Swellands reservoirs on Wessenden Moor after six days of searches.
The black box was later found smashed in Black Moss
When spoken in Mandarin, the words for black moss
and oyster sound like money, she explained.
Ginkgo nuts represent gold ingots, black moss
seaweed indicates prosperity, while eggs and lotus seed are seen as fertility symbols.
The Black Moss
, as it is titled, also has a musical element with some strange instruments, but this is more interactive with visitors able to create their own animations.
juneau/projects/ The Black Moss
is at Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace, until May 14 (Tue-Sun 11am-6pm' admission free).
Prawns are associated with liveliness and happiness, and black moss
is a homonym for exceeding in wealth.
Geordie's mum Donna, 31, of South Shields, Tyne and Wear, said: "When she brought Geordie to the front door he was covered in black moss
Restaurants feature special menus with foods such as black moss
(a hairlike seaweed which is tasteless but quite expensive and is used in dishes to bring good fortune) and dry oysters (to wish people good business and good fortune).